I helped cut a trailer for a documentary film for the first time yesterday and I didn’t flinch once! In all seriousness, though, I didn’t appreciate the growth process of … Continue Reading Stick With It!
April Fool’s Day…a day of bad jokes and silly pranks…the unofficial holiday of every class clown, every comedian and every comedy actor. With the year nearly a quarter over, it’s time to pause and think about the ways we’ve been foolish too, especially with our priorities for the year.
When was the last time you thoroughly enjoyed something, fully present, with abandon? So many of us would have a hard time identifying a moment, simply because we’re mired in … Continue Reading Pleasure Matters
It’s amazing to me how much we buy based on our insecurity. We buy creams to “correct” wrinkles. We buy makeup to hide “flaws”. We spend money on all sorts … Continue Reading Fears Separate Us from Our Prosperity
I write 12 horoscopes a week, which takes me about two hours. I publish a daily astro tidbit every night on Instagram, which takes 15 min. I do a live … Continue Reading Losing My Shit over IP and Copyright Issues
Not every day has to be a big day. I’m learning that, seemingly over and over again. Sometimes, the smallest progress is the hardest gained. Sometimes, the small details add … Continue Reading Not Every Day Has to be a Big Day
“land of the free and the home of the brave…” Am I brave enough? I ask myself this question constantly. Am I taking the path of least resistance because it’s … Continue Reading Land of the Free?
This weekend, I will be hosting the Concrete Dream Film Festival, founded by Mulholland Drive actress Rena Riffel. Part of preparing for this event has been to take a deep … Continue Reading Inspiring Quotes from Avant Garde Filmmakers
April is Sexual Assault Awareness month. Nearly 17.7 million women in the US have been the victims of rape or attempted rape since 1998. Every 98 secs, someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted.
For 2018, I think we all need a little more PEACE. We ask, and sing and talk about “peace on earth” year after year that I think that it becomes tinny with the repetition. However, I think we need to find a deep and profound peace more than ever.
At this time, I like to pause and focus on what IS going right. It is so easy to get bogged down. Thank you for sharing in the joys of … Continue Reading What Made 2017 So Great…
Powerhouse producers & directors came on What Women Want Talk Radio to show us what more inclusive filmmaking can and should be. Listen to this compelling interview with the teams … Continue Reading Behind Hollywood’s Stereotype Hype
For those of you who like Jodorowsky or Gurdjieff, I’ve stumbled upon some interesting reading. I am going to be pondering these 82 Commandments as a meditation and perhaps I … Continue Reading For the Cinematic Mystics Out There
I’ve been thinking a lot about the state of women in the world. Hollywood was reeling over the avalanche of harassment and sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein. The #MeToo hashtag is … Continue Reading Not Just a Hollywood Problem
My day started off with a faint scratching. It was cat claws on something, a milder version of the cringe-worthy nails-on-a-chalkboard sound.
Development hell refers to the often chaotic, messy, frustrating business of getting a script ready to go into pre-production. No script comes to a producer perfect and camera ready.